Explosions in Upper Kurram Agency kill three, injure one

November 24, 2013 7:14 AM

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Explosions in Upper Kurram Agency kill three, injure one

UPPER KURRAM AGENCY: At least three people, including two students, were killed and one other injured Sunday in two separate explosions that took place in Upper Kurram Agency, DawnNews reported.

According to the political administration of the area, a roadside bomb was detonated near a car in the Shablan area of Upper Kurram Agency. Subsequently, two people were killed whereas one person sustained injuries.

The second explosion occurred in the Dal area of Upper Kurram Agency due to which one person was killed.

Following the explosions, the political administration cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Kurram Agency, which is close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws.

An extremist insurgency led by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) plagues the region while the area is known to be infested with militants, including the Al-Qaeda, Taliban and several other armed extremist organisations.

Separately, a police official was killed when unknown motorcylists opened fire on him within the remit of the Bannu Township police station.

Meanwhile, a roadside-bomb was defused near Karam Kot on the Miramshah-Mirali road.

Source: dawn.com

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